Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Review: The story plot really builds and the characters really grew on me, especially Peyton, although I did like it (and her) from the start. I think I fell in love with Owen “The” Law that same time that Peyton did, because ugh! He’s the best. And pretty much an all around good guy. I mean when do we really see that in young adult lit now a days. It’s all brooding love interest, and he’s mysterious and what not. But Owen’s different, you can’t help but just really like the guy right away.
This was my first time reading a young adult novel with soccer (which I love) and MMA fighting (I’ve read New Adult with it, but it was underground MMA fighting). This YA seemed to be a lot of firsts for me. I think in another way it was a first, was the drugs and abuse that played a pretty big role in the whole story line. I really don’t think I have seen that in other YA novels in the past or now.
The other thing that I really loved was the name Peyton for the main character, I don’t see that like ever. And its also my younger sisters name, and there’s never a character or person (that we’ve met) that spells it this way too. So I think I will have to buy this book for my sister, I think she’ll love it. But I’ll have to get her her own copy, because once I get mine. No ones taking it from me!
Favorite quote: I just love these two!!
“Are we going to fight?” I hold back a smile.
“Are you ever gonna go easy on me?”
“I’m not looking for a happily ever after. I want a happily even after.”
Would I? Buy this book in print (or just Hardcover)? Yes. Recommend to others? Oh yeah, this is a must read.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Edition: I received an Advanced Reading Copy in E-book format,from the author/publisher for an honest review in return
Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction. Sports.
Expected publication: February 6th 2018 by Imprint.
Summary: Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyton just wants to leave the trauma behind. Living with her uncle and twin cousins in their small, football-obsessed town seems like a great escape plan.
There, Peyton meets Owen—high school classmate and local MMA fighter. Though Owen is charming and gentle, Peyton is determined to repress her growing attraction. But when her old and new life collide, Peyton must reclaim the truth of her past in order to save her future.
-Summary from GoodReads.com